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Little impact on rent from benefit cuts

21 July 2014

Reduction in housing benefit has had little impact on rents in the private sector, but some claimants have chosen to move to lower-rent areas or smaller properties, according to an analysis by the esr...

Connecting with voters through social media

15 July 2014

Despite the focus on how social media can mobilise voters. Research shows that more traditional face-to-face and phone techniques remain much more powerful in getting voters to the polls

After the Spring

04 July 2014

The arab spring brought people on to the streets in their thousands, toppled two regimes and forced dictators to promise reform. Researchers look into the background to this unprecedented period of up...

Choosing wisely

02 July 2014

Professor anand menon, research co-ordinator for the esrc initiative on 'the uk in a changing europe', discusses the uk’s complicated relationship with europe and the possible outcomes of a referend...

Towards independence?

03 April 2014

Dr nicola mcewen, associate director of the esrc scottish centre on constitutional change, analyses the scottish government's white paper scotland's future, which builds the case for an independent sc...

Soaring dragon, stumbling bear

24 February 2014

Research supported by warwick's esrc centre on competitive advantage in the global economy show that the soviet union initially tried similar economic reforms as china - but without the same success

Inequality after independence?

05 February 2014

Becoming independent will not give scotland much more leverage to tackle inequality than currently, new research from the future of the uk and scotland programme suggests

Show us the money, say Scottish voters

22 January 2014

New results from the scottish social attitudes survey, funded by the esrc and carried out by scotcen social research, suggest it's the economic consequences that matters the most to people

When flooding woke the nation

14 January 2014

Sixty years ago, over 300 people died, 24,000 people were evacuated and 32,000 houses were damaged in the 1953 east coast flood. The early history of the early warning system and how it was funded has...

Questions of independence

18 September 2013

Today we’re one year away from the referendum on scottish independence, and the ‘yes’ and ‘no’ camps are drawing up the battle lines. But in the great debate some issues are less discussed t...

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